Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
SIMON, Ryad. Primary prevention of alcoholism: outline of a Brazilian program. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1974, vol.8, n.3, pp. 249-255. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101974000300001.
Some data on alcoholism occurrence in there sanatoria of S. Paulo (Brazil) were studied in order to realize a research on primary prevention. Some variables (age, sex and environmental factors) that could make us come to the characterization of a "population at special risk" of becoming alcohol addicts, were reached. Some etiological hypothesis were also presented, that lead us, by means of a vague outline of a natural history of etilism, to measures of "specific protection", directed at preventing the incidence of alcoholism in all more susceptible people.
Keywords : Alcoholism; Prevention; Population, urban; Etiology; Mental health.